property market

Landlords who sold in 2017 made £86,651

Monday, 12 March 2018 | News

The average landlord who sold their rental property in England and Wales in 2017 made a gain of £86,651, having owned their home for an average of 8.7 years, according to new lettings market research.

First-time sellers make £86k but struggle to afford their next home

Saturday, 03 March 2018 | News

Homeowners looking to move to their second home will have made £86,000, on average, on their first property, but still need to find another £50,000 to move up the property ladder, according to new research.

Stat of the month: £1 million+ home sold every 27 minutes

Monday, 26 February 2018 | News

One property worth over £1 million is sold every 27 minutes in the UK, with a record 19,300 homes sold in this price bracket during 2017.

‘Renters in for a rough ride’ in 2018

Friday, 23 February 2018 | News

Rising rents and an increasing number of households renting meant that 2017 was a record year for rent, with the total rent bill rising to £1.8 billion, according to the latest figures from Countrywide.

Buy to let further afield - could it work for you?

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 | Article

Deterred by property prices in your neighbourhood? We explore the pros and cons of investing in buy to let hundreds of miles from where you live.

Housing market is ‘resilient’ – but sellers need to be ‘pragmatic’

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 | News

The housing market has started 2018 much like at the end of 2017, with fewer enquiries, instructions and sales but house prices still continuing their upward trend over the year.

Government consults on new single housing ombudsman

Monday, 19 February 2018 | News

The government is asking for people’s opinions on improving how consumer complaints in the housing sector are handled and whether a new single housing ombudsman would make it easier for the public to seek compensation when...

Homeownership among millennials plummets

Friday, 16 February 2018 | News

Millennials are struggling to get onto the housing ladder and are much less likely to become homeowners than their counterparts two decades ago.

Buy-to-let investment shrinks by 80% since 2015

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 | News

New investment in buy-to-let property has fallen by 80% from £25 billion in 2015 to £5 billion in 2017, according to a report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association’s (IMLA). 

Property still perceived as best way to save for retirement

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 | News

A new survey reveals that 49% of the population believe property is the number one way to make most of your money when saving for retirement.